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Nitrite found in imported edible bird's nests

By Zuo Ya (People's Daily)

17:05, December 27, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

Harmful substances including nitrite were detected in bird's nest products imported from Malaysia and Hong Kong recently, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China (GAQSIQ) announced on its official Website.

In October, nitrite was detected in two batches of edible bird's nests imported from Malaysia. These products had been destroyed.

Another two batches of edible bird's nests with nitrite had been returned to Malaysia.

In September, nitrite or Staphylococcus aureus was defected in seven batches of common edible bird's nests imported from Malaysia. Nitrite and sulfur dioxide were detected in two batches of edible Bird's Nest drinking products from Hong Kong.

The GAQSIQ had returned the products.


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